Medical Student Section

MSS Executive Council - 05/14/2024

MSS Executive Council

Student of the Year Award - 05/13/2024

At TexMed 1998, TMA-MSS established the Outstanding Student on the Year award.  This award is given annually to the Texas Medical Student exemplifying outstanding service to the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section. Any medical student (except current TMA-MSS Executive Council members) is eligible to receive this award.

Opening Doors: Texas’ Newest Medical Schools Founded to Improve Care for Underserved Patients - 10/03/2023

Texas’ three newest medical schools were founded with a mission to improve care for underserved patients, especially in East Texas.

Write a TMA-MSS Supported Resolution - 10/03/2023

To submit a resolution to the TMA House of Delegates that has support of the entire section please review the following links.

Apply For a TMA Student Leadership Position Today - 07/20/2023

When you think about your future as a physician, do you see yourself not only treating patients, but also shaping state and national health policy or being involved in medical leadership? If you answered yes, get started on that future by serving on the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section (MSS) Executive Council, which directs the activities of the section at the state level.

Is Your Student Chapter Serving the Community? Get Recognized - 07/20/2023

If your student chapter organized a project that benefitted the community, such as a Hard Hats for Little Heads event or a Hurricane Harvey cleanup day, get recognized for that work with a Chapter Service Project of the Year award.

Chapter Service Award - 07/19/2023

This award is given annually to the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section Chapter that demonstrates outstanding volunteer service to their local community which will in turn create visibility and encourage engagement within the section.

New Member Application Confirmation Student(1) - 07/19/2023

New Member Application Confirmation Student

Students, Residents, Fellows: Apply for Special Interest Section Positions - 03/27/2023

Applications are due Saturday, April 15, for several leadership positions within the Medical Student Section (TMA-MSS) or Resident and Fellow Section (TMA-RFS).

More Than Money: Scholarship Helps Medical Students Focus on Training - 08/15/2022

For medical students like John Austin, Alexa Ciarolla, and David Garate, a scholarship means much more than just lightening their financial load. It means connection with and support from the Texas medical community. It means more focus

Member Spotlight: Alyssa Greenwood Francis, Medical Student Section Chair - 08/01/2022

In addition to cultivating relationships with students, residents, and physicians across Texas, Alyssa Greenwood Francis says her participation in the Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section has markedly improved her communication and leadership skills.

TMA Medical Student Section GroupMe - 06/07/2022

Join the TMA-MSS GroupMe! This is an opportunity for TMA medical student section members to converse informally, collaborate, and exchange information.

TMA Resources: Understanding Insurance and Policy in Health Care - 06/07/2022

TMA resources to help students improve readiness for understanding the role of insurance and policy in health care.

Section News: TMA Sections Meeting Virtually at Winter Conference - 04/05/2022

As announced last week, the Texas Medical Association’s 2022 Winter Conference meetings will be held virtually to ensure the safety of our physicians and staff. Be aware that some of the section meeting times and dates have changed. Visit the TMA Special Interest Sections webpage for schedule and agenda updates.

Medical Student Section News - 12/06/2021

The Medical Student Section (MSS) meeting at the Texas Medical Association’s 2022 TMA Winter Conference will take place on Saturday, Jan. 29, from noon to 3 pm. Register now.

Medical Student Section to Meet Virtually on Sept. 18 - 09/03/2021

Despite cancellation of the Texas Medical Association’s Fall Conference, TMA’s Medical Student Section will still hold its fall business meeting.  

Medical Student Chapter Updates - 06/16/2021

The TMA-MSS will be posting chapter highlights on our Facebook page throughout the year.

TMA-MSS Chapter Update: TTUHSC El Paso-Foster School of Medicine Student Chapter Highlight - 05/03/2021

Throughout the past year, our chapter, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, focused on helping our community of El Paso in the fight against COVID-19.

Female Medical Students, This Scholarship Is For You - 03/30/2021

The American Muslim Women Physicians Association (AMWPA) Merit Award is offering three $1,000 scholarships any female students who are U.S. citizens enrolled in and attending any Texas medical school to honor academic achievement and community service.

ICYMI: TMA Offers Loans to Medical Students - 03/09/2021

Are you aware that the Texas Medical Association offers low-interest loans to help medical school students cover tuition and other costs? Find out more about them and their application requirements at  

TMA-MSS Chapter Update: The University of Texas Medical Branch Medical School - 01/08/2021

The University of Texas Medical Branch's TMA-MSS has been working hard to engage medical students in outreach and advocacy efforts. Get the latest on their efforts thus far.

Help Your Student Section Create TMA Policy - 10/23/2020

The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 Resolutions Ad-Hoc Committee, a group of three to five students who review resolutions submitted for TexMed 2021, is 11:59 p.m. (CT) Nov. 1.

TMA Honors Houston Physician, Medical Student - 10/05/2020

Texas physicians and medical students honored a Houston physician and a medical student for helping develop the people who practice medicine, and for helping the community. Family physician Khoa V. Pham, MD, received the Texas Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section J.T. “Lamar” McNew, MD, Award, for his service to physicians-in-training, or medical residents. Natalie Topolski, a medical student at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), received the TMA Medical Student Section Student of the Year Award. The awards were announced during TMA’s House of Delegates meeting, held virtually earlier this month. 

TMA-MSS Chapter Update: The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School - 09/15/2020

Dell Medical School has had an active year. Read about what their outreach and advocacy efforts.

Meet Your New TMA Medical Student Section Executive Council - 08/07/2020

Members and voting representatives from all 13 Texas Medical Association Medical Student Section chapters elected the section’s 2020-2021 executive council during a meeting held July 26.